Drugs, Sex & Gender: Why One Prescription Doesnโ€™t Fit All

Issy Good explores how sex can be overlooked in science and what the subsequent consequences might be.   Researchers have recently explored and identified the different ways that men and women react to drugs. However, little consideration is taken regarding sex when it comes down to prescribing drugs and treatment course, and this extends to prescription education. Increasing evidence is coming to light indicating a sex-based discrepancy in the efficacy of pharmaceuticals.This can be traced to historical, social and biological problems with the medical models currently used. Instances include the 2013 warnings issued by the Federal Drugs Agency (FDA) regarding…